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College football's top "backstory games" for 2012

By David Fox, 1 year 7 months ago
Anyone who follows college football knows the Alabama vs. Michigan opener will be one of the most important games of the college football season, encompassing Alabama’s bid to repeat as national champion, Denard Robinson’s Heisman Trophy campaign and more. While we’re interested in those storylines for the the opener, we like to see the whole picture. For example, did you know these two...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
With the college football season right around the corner, it's time to countdown the best of the best. Athlon continues the countdown to kickoff with a look at the top quarterbacks in college football for 2012. It should be no surprise USC's Matt Barkley tops the rankings as the No. 1 quarterback in the nation. The senior is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and has the Trojans as one of...

Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Coaching Hires for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The college football coaching carousel was busy in the offseason, as 28 programs changed hands. Here’s how we rank the new hires: 1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State Previous Job: College football analyst, ESPN Pros: Meyer boasts an incredible 104–23 record as a head coach in stops at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. His teams are 60–18 in conference play, and he has led two teams to a national...

Sun Belt Football 2012 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first and second All-Sun Belt teams for this season. Athlon's 2012 All-Sun Belt Team First-Team Offense QB Ryan Aplin, Arkansas State RB Alonzo Harris, Louisiana-Lafayette RB Kedrick Rhodes, FIU WR Josh Jarboe, Arkansas State WR Javone Lawson, Louisiana-...

Sun Belt Football 2012 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
With the defections in the WAC, the Sun Belt is no longer college football’s worst conference. The addition of South Alabama brings the Sun Belt to 10 football members for 2013, and this conference will undergo a bit of a makeover next year, as North Texas and FIU will be moving to Conference USA, with Texas State and Georgia State picked as replacements. Arkansas State will be one of the...

College Football Preseason 2012 Rankings: No. 61-80

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 61-80.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season. 61. Oregon State Riley’s 12th season in Corvallis isn’t make or break, but his seat definitely gets warm if Oregon State follows disappointing 5–7... Bowl Preview: Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
by Mark Ross Bowl Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3) Date: Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET Location: Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala. The second-to-last bowl on the 35-game slate may be completely overshadowed by the BCS Championship Game, which will take place the following night, but the Bowl in Mobile features one thing the Alabama vs. LSU tilt in nearby...

Mora, Weis and Davie among offseason's most interesting hires

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 4 months ago
The coaching carousel in college football has been as crazy as ever this offseason. It started with former Notre Dame boss Bob Davie going to New Mexico, and now has progressed to where Rich Rodriguez and Mike Leach are in the Pac-12 and Urban Meyer is feeling healthy enough to lead Ohio State. Speaking of leaving Gainesville, Charlie Weis takes over at Kansas and will be on his third job in...

Snyder, Miles and Hoke lead Coach of the Year Candidates

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 4 months ago
There were many great coaching jobs around college football this season, and the Coach of the Year selection is always a tough decision. Les Miles of LSU was the only coach in the country to go undefeated, and he did it against a tough schedule. Kansas State’s Bill Snyder and Michigan’s Brady Hoke led their respective teams from 7-6 records in 2010 to 10-2 this season. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney...

Illinois Coaching Candidates: Who’s the Leader?

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 4 months ago
The rollercoaster tenure of Ron Zook has ended after seven seasons at Illinois, and athletic director Mike Thomas is conducting a search that has a wide array of candidates. Houston coach Kevin Sumlin’s name seems to come up in every coaching search, and he did play (Purdue) and has been an assistant coach (Minnesota and Purdue) in the Big Ten. When Thomas was the athletic director at...